FAN South Asia
A coalition of civil society organizations, media and parliamentarians from across South Asia have started their discussion on tackling sanitation crisis in South Asia in Kathmandu in connection of the launch of regional campaign on sanitation on 19th March.
Civil Organization deliberated whole day on citizens’ charter to right to sanitation, a vision for prosper South Asia and dignified citizens. The charter is an aspiration of citizens of South Asia for dignified lives and freedom from diarrhoea, malnutrition and discrimination.
Keep Your Promises on Sanitation is a regional customised version of the international keeps your promises campaign. The campaign is calling on decision makers to stick to the pledges they have made on sanitation. Decision makers have made promises locally, nationally, regionally and globally to get sanitation to the poorest communities in South Asia, where over a one billion people don’t use improved sanitation and 700 million practice open defecation - however, words are not enough and actions are required to end this human development and public health crisis.
At the 6th World Water Forum in Marseille, Kusum Rajamouli, a local Panchyat leader from Gangadevpalli village in a southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, India, was not happy to see the government's shyness over their commitment on the right to water and sanitation.
The Sixth World Water Forum in Marseille, France kicked off on Monday 12 March. Over 20 thousand people from 144 countries discussed for a week water issues and make decisions for the future of this vital liquid. The event involved representatives, legislators, ministers, business, and civil society representatives, among others.
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